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Democratic socialism is wrong for the U.S.

Democratic socialism is wrong for the U.S.

Ian Nathan

March 7, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders helped bring it to the mainstream. Democratic socialism is supposed to create a transition away from capitalism and shift to socialism. Social democracy, or democratic socialism, is an economic ideology that is growing within the United States. My intentio...

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

Emily Johnston

February 7, 2019

In the era of #MeToo, it’s not easy to forgive someone who has tolerated  sexual misconduct. Ever since Jan. 2, when I read about several of Bernie Sanders’ staffers being accused of sexual harassment on CNN, I have begun to doubt whether or not he is a good candidate for 2020. The New York Tim...

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Meg Trogolo and Lee Hughes

October 6, 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch spoke to UVM students at the Rally for Climate Action Sept. 24 in the Davis Center. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ’95, UVM faculty, SGA members, alumni and current students also addressed the crowd in the Grand Maple Ballroom. They spoke about how students in Vermont...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center Nurses marched from UVM Medical Center to the site of the new Medical ...

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

UVM will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown if it is not resolved within the next few days. The shutdown began at midnight Jan. 20 after the U.S. Senate was unable to pass a short-term spending bill, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. This means federal ...

Medicare for All Act can’t last

James Simpson

November 4, 2017

Vermont's beloved Sen. Bernie Sanders has once again introduced a Medicare for All Act with the hopes of expanding healthcare access to every American. While bringing affordable healthcare to all Americans is a noble cause, a single-payer system is not the way to go. Under a single-payer s...

Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Lily Spechler

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas cheer is in the air. However, it seems we’ve got some bad, bad hombres in this country and as a result we all might be getting coal in our stockings. Thankfully, though, this coal is ... clean? There are two myths I would like to debunk: since we...

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

October 26, 2016

This has been a big week at UVM. Not only did the Vice President of the United States step foot on-campus, but so did several big-name Vermont politicians, including the one and only Senator Bernie Sanders. Vice President Joe Biden was a part of a roundtable discussion Friday alongside Sen. Patric...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Joey Brown

March 30, 2016

With an uninspiring set of candidates for the Republican Party’s lineup, and one man whose hands are far too small to afford him my endorsement, the man for the job is Paul Ryan, whose ascendancy to the nomination will be contingent upon an unlikely set of circumstances: 1) Trump does not reach the 1,2...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

March 30, 2016

The focal points of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are economic issues such as income and wealth inequality, minimum wage, the burden of student debt, and universal healthcare. There are strong economic arguments in favor of his progressive proposals.Sanders’ record is rock solid, his message for hope ...

Sanders’ fictitious compassionate socialism

Joey Brown

March 17, 2016

In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush made popular the term “compassionate conservatism," rightly regarded by ideological conservatives, among whom Bush is not, as an attack against the rest of the conservative movement. Were they not, as they must have supposed, compassionate already...

Don’t shame women voting for men

Don’t shame women voting for men

March 2, 2016

Many people have told me that wanting to vote for Bernie Sanders is just a phase. They cite different reasons: I’m a college student, I’m young, I live in Vermont. But the reason that makes me the angriest is the one I hear most often: I’m a woman.I identify as a feminist and want to see all ...

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